Media Moves at Bloomberg News & Skift, NBC News Hires Three in New York

November 2, 2020 Anna Marevska

Bloomberg News reporter Sybilla Gross has moved to the agriculture beat and now covers how food is produced, the impact of climate change on crops and how the global agriculture sector is affected by trade wars and politics. She has been with Bloomberg in Australia since 2019 and has previously written for The Washington Post, The Independent, Yahoo Singapore, Sydney Morning Herald, and more.

Robert Klemko of The Washington Post now covers criminal justice in America as part of the National Security team. He focuses on an array of topics, from policing to the broader justice system and the ongoing campaign for reform. Klemko has most recently reported on the Coronavirus from Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, Wyoming and the Navajo Nation, and moved to the race and the racial division in the US after the death of George Floyd. He has been with The Post since 2019.

Skift has hired Lebawit Lily Girma as a global tourism reporter, effective Nov. 2. She replaced Rosie Spinks, who exited in September. Girma is an accomplished travel writer who has been freelancing for Skift and other outlets including CNN, Sierra Magazine, The Guardian, AFAR, BBC, and others.

Laura Lee has joined Carolina Public Press as a news editor covering North Carolina state government, politics and news. She was most recently and editor and writer for Edutopia, an arm of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Lee has also held roles at National Public Radio, where she produced content for the Washington desk, “All Things Considered” and “Talk of the Nation.”

NBC News in New York has added two producers and an editor to its Business/Tech/Media team:

  • Christine Haughney Dare-Bryan has joined the New York bureau as a senior editor on the Business/Technology/Media Unit. She oversees tech investigations and business enterprise stories. She comes from Crain's New York Business where she served as assistant managing editor for special projects. Dare-Bryan has also previously worked as an investigative reporter working with the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team.
  • Charles Herman has joined the New York bureau as a producer for NBC News (broadcast, cable, digital) and works closely with anchor/senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle. He covers business, the economy, and financial news, including the technology and media industries. Herman was previously the business and culture editor for WNYC New York Public Radio, an editor at Vox.com, and spent 15 years at ABC News in various positions including deputy bureau chief for the Western bureaus.
  • Haley Messenger has joined the staff as an associate producer, business, tech and media unit. She comes from MSNBC where she worked as graphics production assistant for "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams."  Before that, Messenger was an intern on the Business/Tech/Media Unit at NBC News.

Tricia “TJ” Jenkins has been named assistant program director/music director and midday host at KSTP-FM (KS95) in Minneapolis. She was most recently co-host of “Ty Bentli Show,” syndicated by Westwood One, and before that hosted middays at country KMN-FM for six years.

 

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Anna Marevska

Anna Marevska is an editor and writer for Cision Blog, and writes media updates and media industry features. She is also the senior manager of content and client data at Cision’s research department, and the editor of FashionFilesmag.com.

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